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A look inside a fireworks tube—the chemistry and science behind fireworks

By Faye Oney / July 4, 2017

The U.S. celebrates its independence today, and part of that celebration is watching a fireworks display. Did you know that fireworks are a result of a chemical reaction with gunpowder? Here is a look at what goes into the making of fireworks.

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Video: The explosive science behind fireworks will blow you away

By April Gocha / July 4, 2014

Just in time for America’s Independence Day celebration, the American Chemical Society’s Reaction video series turns to pyrotechnic expert John A. Conkling to explain the science behind fireworks.

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